SCELG PhDs Organise International Conference on the Law of the Sea
Following on from the success of the IUCN Academy of Environmental Law Colloquium in July this year, SCELG organised an International Law of the Sea conference on 4- 5 December 2018. The conference, titled “A Vision for Ocean Law and Governance: 2020-2030 and Beyond”, brought together researchers and practitioners from around the world. With no less than twenty speakers participating, panel presentations included topics such as oceans and climate change, new challenges in ocean governance, fisheries and marine biodiversity, and issues relating to the International Seabed Authority. SCELG marine PhD students Mara Ntona, Julia Nakamura, Graham Hamley and Mitchell Lennan presented their ongoing PhD research as posters along with contemporaries from the University of Edinburgh. SCELG Co-Director Prof. Elisa Morgera closed the conference with a keynote speech reflecting on how the findings of the BeneLex Project can help address issues related to inclusive and sustainable ocean governance under the UN Convention on the Law of the Sea.